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October 27, 2015, 12:50 PM

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James Vincent / The Verge:
European Parliament rejects amendments protecting net neutrality  —  The EU has rejected legal amendments that would firmly protect the concept of net neutrality in Europe.  The European Parliament voted in favor of the new regulation which proponents says establish an internet …
Glyn Moody / Ars Technica UK:
Net neutrality: EU votes in favour of Internet fast lanes and slow lanes  —  MEPs confused by false claims, tired of the arguments, keen to conclude the file.  —  The European Parliament has passed the flawed flawed compromise text on net neutrality without including any of the amendments that would have closed serious loopholes.
Lauren Pollock / Wall Street Journal:
Cisco to Buy Network-Security Firm Lancope for $453 Million  —  Acquisition is the latest move by networking giant to boost its security business  —  Cisco Systems Inc. agreed to buy privately held network security company Lancope Inc. for about $453 million, the latest move by the networking giant to boost its security business.
Natt Garun / The Next Web:
Verizon debuts the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 with a 5.4-inch “shatterproof” screen, 48-hour battery, available October 29, starting at $26/month for the 32GB model  —  Verizon unveils the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 with a 5.4-inch ‘shatterproof’ screen  —  Ready for another new Android phone this season?
Keith Peiris / Facebook:
Facebook bolsters Notifications tab on mobile with birthday, events reminders, location based news, weather updates, nearby movie, restaurant info, more  —  A More Useful Notifications Tab on Mobile  —  Today, we're starting to roll out an expanded, personalized notifications tab in the Facebook app.
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
HTC says $399 price for One A9 is a pre-sale promotion; the phone will cost $499 starting November 7 in the US  —  The HTC One A9 will be more expensive in the U.S. starting Nov. 7  —  Smartphone manufacturer says its regional sales teams can set their own prices; U.S. price will go up by $100
Nathan Layne / Reuters:
Sources: Wal-Mart applied for FAA permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup, and checking warehouse inventories  —  Exclusive: Wal-Mart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc applied Monday to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Chase announces new QR-based digital wallet service Chase Pay, available mid-2016  —  Chase Announces Chase Pay, Its Own Digital Wallet  —  Add Chase to the list of banks creating their own digital wallets to challenge those from Apple, Samsung and Google.
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
Siri is not providing answers to music chart related queries from people who are not subscribed to Apple Music  —  Siri is refusing to answer certain questions from people who aren't Apple Music subscribers  —  Apple Music listeners are starting to end their three-month free trials — and Siri has begun to play hardball.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Microsoft Executive Julie Larson-Green to Take Over Management of Office Apps  —  Microsoft plans to hand over the reins of Microsoft Office to longtime executive Julie Larson-Green, according to sources familiar with the company's plans.  —  Kirk Koenigsbauer, the corporate VP who had been leading …

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